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Rams Head IPA - Fordham Brewing Company

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Rams Head IPARams Head IPA

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BA SCORE
81
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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 01-15-2013)
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-05-2013 11:53:17 | More by TTripp725
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MrBoh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16%

07-04-2013 17:09:14 | More by MrBoh
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2013 01:43:56 | More by GrantBrennan
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16%

07-01-2013 18:48:36 | More by oline73
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-26-2013 21:34:17 | More by timwardjr
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IPAIsaac

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-25-2013 00:09:14 | More by IPAIsaac
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too often you see cask conditioned IPAs. I am not opposed.

This is a pretty smooth ipa, and I think the cask has something to do with moving it in that direction. Nice pine tones. Slightly salty. Bitterness is minimal with a mild bite on there. Feel is slightly sticky. A nice drinker.

Serving type: cask

06-12-2013 04:59:19 | More by RblWthACoz
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a traditional style cask spout into a dimpled mug

A- very light in color. Moderately good head retention.

S- smell is absolutely amazing! Grapefruit, pine explosion!!! It has a sweetness lingering on the nose as well...

T- awesome citrus flavor with a smooth maltiness...

M- feels smooth in my mouth due to the low carbonation. Very drinkable despite the 7.5% abv.

Serving type: cask

06-12-2013 01:26:46 | More by Budinetz
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-06-2013 17:52:29 | More by mwz5021
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12%

06-04-2013 14:04:37 | More by earlholman
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-29-2013 18:06:45 | More by hoppymcgee
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wrightst

Maryland

3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Word of the beer: Classic
Pours a medium gold color with a white head. Big woop. You don't drink the look.
A very distinctive IPA aroma: that piney, citrusy characteristic that is unmistakable for a classic IPA. That promise of hop to come.
The taste is also an example of why hop heads like it so much. It has a smooth malt start but those hops bite in very quickly, just as they should. In the mouth it's just right - not too heavy, not too light. You want an IPA to be in that medium range, in my opinion.
Although it is a classic example of an IPA, this very fact has its drawbacks. It won't overwhelm you, surprise you, or underwhelm you. There are no unique flavors to make you sip again, wrinkle your brow, sip again and try to figure it out. For hop heads, this is a session beer.

A wee history lesson:
Fordham was one of Maryland's shining stars before they moved to Delaware, becoming part of Coastal Brewing Company, which also owns Old Dominion, formerly of northern Virginia. Anhauser-Busch is a minority owner, but has no input into recipes or any brewing matters of the two. AB just has a stake in distribution. Rumor is that AB may be looking to sell back its share.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 21:47:27 | More by wrightst
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-19-2013 18:41:49 | More by bubseymour
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

05-18-2013 14:46:02 | More by nosavingsaccount
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%

05-16-2013 14:57:14 | More by leftstagebrew
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-14-2013 21:17:31 | More by Boone757
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%

05-14-2013 03:06:10 | More by duceswild
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is hoppy, smelling fresh and wet.
The color is golden honey. The head though small is dense and lasting. The clarity is somewhat hazy with sediment of some sort,
Taste is sweet and hoppy up front and ends dry and bitter. Hops are bold and assertive on the palate.
Drinks thin and maybe watery.
A good tasting beer here but those floating things dampens the appearance.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 11:24:51 | More by micromaniac129
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TLA

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-11-2013 01:18:49 | More by TLA
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-08-2013 22:46:19 | More by whatname
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-01-2013 13:56:20 | More by rdoggg
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-29-2013 02:56:41 | More by NumberNone
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +12%

04-21-2013 20:28:39 | More by onedogtwodog
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

04-20-2013 15:47:46 | More by LarryMyers
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

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Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.